Gunnison Sage-Grouse

Centrocercus minimus

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, Old World Quail (Phasianidae)

Code 4

GUSG

Code 6

CENMIN

ITIS

HEAD

Gunnison Sage-Grouse Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Mottled gray-brown with yellow eye comb.
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Mottled gray-brown
  • Throat Color: Black. Large white ruff on neck during display.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Gunnison Sage-Grouse Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 48-56 cm (19-22 in)
  • Weight: 2086 g (73.6 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: Mottled gray-brown with brown belly.
  • Upperparts: Mottled gray-brown.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Gunnison Sage-Grouse Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rapid wing beats followed by short glide., When flushed will climb quickly into sky.
  • Wingspan Range: 64-86 cm (25-34 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: Brown, white and black barred.
  • Under Tail: Black with white tip.
  • Leg Color: Buff feathered.
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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